This Week in Lit Events: March 14-20th

March 14, 2016

Ottawa's VERSEfest is going on this week; if you're in that neck of the woods, be sure to check out their  amazing programming. We've included events with All Lit Up authors here for your convenience.

Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up? Send the event details, including author, book, date, time, and address to  hello@alllitup.ca to be included in our listings.

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Ottawa's VERSEfest is going on this week; if you're in that neck of the woods, be sure to check out their amazing programming. We've included events with All Lit Up authors here for your convenience.

Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up? Send the event details, including author, book, date, time, and address to  hello@alllitup.ca to be included in our listings.

Tuesday, March 15th

Ottawa

VERSEfest Opening

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 7pm

More information: VERSeFest, Ottawa’s International Poetry Festival returns for its sixth annual edition March 15-20, 2016.  Celebrating written poetry and spoken word in English and French, VF ’16 brings you 60 of the most exciting poets on the planet. Join us for the opening event, featuring poets Amal eh Mohtar, Gerdur Kristny, Gerald Hill, Sonia Lamontagne.

Link: http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar15

 

VERSeFest Showcase

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 9pm

More information: VERSEfest's opening night showcase features poets Jane Munro, Elise Turcotte, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

Link:  http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar15

 

Wednesday, March 16th

Ottawa

VERSEfest Tree Reading Series

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 7pm

More information: VERSEfest's Tree Reading Series showcase features Caroline Pignat, Pamela Mordecai, Gabriel Robichaud, and Thierry Dimanche.

Link:  http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar16

 

VERSEfest Blue Mondays and In/Words

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 9pm

More information: VERSEfest's Blue Mondays and In/Words showcase features Liz Howard, Mia Morgan, and Paul Savoie.

Link: http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar16

 

Thursday, March 17th

Ottawa

VERSEfest reading, Presented by ARC Poetry Magazine

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Come out to Arc Poetry Magazine's VERSeFest Reading to see Doyali Islam, Katherine Leyton, Marilyn Dumont and Hector Ruiz!

Link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/519844294856968/

 

Friday, March 18th

Ottawa

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VERSEfest Readings: BookThug Presents

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 7pm

More information: These readings hosted by, and featuring poets from, BookThug, includes readings by Phil Hall, François Turcotte, and Shannon Maguire.

Link:  http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar18

 

Saturday, March 19th

Ottawa

VERSEfest: Factory Reading Series

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 1pm

More information: Ben Ladouceur and Anne Boyer read at the Factory Reading Series VERSEfest event. 

Link:  http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar19

 

VERSEfest: Sawdust Reading Series

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Natalie Hannah, Sébastien Bérubé, David McGimpsey, and Marc LeMyre read at the Sawdust Reading Series VERSEfest event. 

Link:  http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar19

 

VERSEfest: Railroad Reading Series

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 9pm

More information: M. Travis Lane, Leontia Flynn, and Maurice Riordan read at the Railroad Reading Series VERSEfest event. 

Link:  http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar19

 

Sunday, March 20th

Ottawa

VERSEfest: Ottawa Showcase

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 1pm

More information: Sneha Madhavan-Reese, Colin Morton, Tina Charlebois, and Frances Boyle read at the VERSEfest Ottawa Showcase event. 

Link:  http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar20

 

VERSEfest: Kado

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 3pm

More information: Andre Duhaime and Terry Ann Carter read at the VERSEfest Kado event. 

Link:  http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar20

 

VERSEfest: Hall of Honour

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 7pm

More information: Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke and GG-winning poet Robyn Sarah read at the VERSEfest Hall of Honour Event.

Link:  http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar20

 

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VERSEfest: Ottawa International Writers Festival Showcase

Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON

When: 9pm

More information: Readers at the Ottawa International Writers Festival Showcase include Christian Bok, Caroline Bergvall, and Daniel Groleau Landry.

Link:  http://versefest.ca/year/2016/schedule/?day=Mar20


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